Six Square Metres: Margaret Simons


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In her thoughtful and beautifully observed memoir, journalist and gardening enthusiast Margaret Simons takes us on a journey through the seasons, through her life, and through the tiny patch of inner-urban earth that is home to her garden.


Sunday 11 September 2016

Duration 1 hour

SLQ Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland

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SLQ Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland

Stanley Pl, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

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Fiona Stager

Fiona Stager

Fiona Stager is the owner of Avid Reader and Where the Wild Things Are. She has only ever been a bookseller apart from a brief and not so wondrous career as a waitress.

Fiona has been a judge of The Courier-Mail Book of the Year Award, The Australian/Vogel Literary Award and The Stella Prize.

In 2009 Fiona received the Queensland Writers’ Centre (QWC) Johnno Award for her out-standing contribution to Queensland writers and writing. In 2013 Fiona was awarded a Local Legend award for her work over many years in West End. In 2014 Fiona was awarded Life Membership of the Australian Bookseller’s Association for her contribution to the Australian bookselling industry. She was previously the President of the Australian Bookseller’s Association (ABA).

She lives in West End with her family, three chickens and a native beehive.

Margaret Simons

Margaret Simons

Margaret Simons is an award-winning freelance journalist and the author of thirteen books and numerous articles and essays. She won the Walkley Award for Social Equity Journalism in 2015, and the Quill Award for best feature in 2016, both for her article Fallen Angels, published in The Monthly, on the children of Australian sex tourists in the Philippines. Margaret has co-written biographies with former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser and mass media proprietor Kerry Stokes, both of which went on to win awards. Her most recent book, Six Square Metres, was launched in October 2015.